April 7, 2021



The dogs barked less loudly.

DEMOGRAPHIC DETAIL: For each broadcast program (or hour segment), the chart below displays preliminary live+same day key advertiser demographics (adult 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 ratings), audience skews (women 18-49, men 18-49 and adults 50+ shares) and total viewership (thousands of people over the age of 2).

Ratings analysis and comparisons follow the chart.

ABC:  POOCH PERFECT fell 0.2 from last week’s series premiere to 0.4.  Note that notwithstanding the chart, the sitcoms were new, with BLACK-ISH down 0.2 to 0.3, and MIXED-ISH down 0.1 to 0.3.  The finale of SOUL OF A NATION held at 0.2.

CBS:  Returning from 2 weeks of reruns, NCIS was steady at 0.9, FBI lost 0.1 to 0.7, and FBI: MOST WANTED stayed at 0.6.

NBC:  YOUNG ROCK (0.5) and KENAN (0.4) were steady.  THIS IS US returned from a rerun down 0.2 to a new low of 0.7.  NEW AMSTERDAM remained at 0.4.

FOX:  Reruns at 0.3/0.3.

CW:  THE FLASH gained 0.1 to 0.3, but SUPERGIRL was again at 0.1.

There are premieres tonight for ABC’s sitcom HOME ECONOMICS and CW’s rebooted KUNG FU.  In addition, USA has the final season premiere of QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. 

COMPARISONS TO SIMILAR NIGHTS: Preliminary adult 18-49 live+same day ratings versus the same night last year and same night last week.

Note: The fast affiliate-based ratings below measure what aired on network affiliates in 210 U.S. markets from 8-11 pm Eastern & Pacific or 7-10 pm Central & Mountain. The numbers are some combination of the network schedule and any pre-emptions (such as local news or weather coverage). Accurate program ratings will be available with the broadcast finals.

CABLE RATINGS: Come back this afternoon for detailed demographic ratings for top Tuesday cable programs and broadcast finals.






About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.


  1. ntscuser

    black-ish and mixed-ish were both new episodes depite the terrible ratings.

  2. Douglas from Brazil

    This Is Us collapsed. Is next season the end?

    • Neil

      As per the creator, the series has been developed around a six season arc. But NBC is yet to officially confirm that S6 will be the final one.

  3. Joseph Daniels

    THE FLASH was pre-emptied in certain states, so I assume the 18-49 rating may drop.

    • 69 Road Runner

      Dang, just when I was starting to get excited about The Flash ticking up.

      FBI isn’t doing too bad of a job riding the coattails of the steady icon NCIS.

    • Russell

      Why was Flash preempted? Weird that Supergirl stayed at 0.1 if the CW was preempted for the whole night.

  4. 69 Road Runner

    Looking forward to the return of Big Sky next week! And 2 hours of awesomeness no less!

  5. Junja

    black-ish and mixed-ish were new, despite the awful ratings.

  6. nan

    ABC is reluctant to cancel shows that highlight their commitment to diversity. I suspect that ABC will permit the “ishes” to limp toward a renewal, as will “For Life”.

  7. Clau C

    Farmhouse fixer ratings aren’t posted yet? The finale was last night!

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